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The Force is at half-strength in this one.
Rogue One, the second Star Wars movie since the Lucasfilm studio was bought by Disney, is a film of two very distinct parts. The first is basically what we’ve come to expect from a Star Wars movie: our rough-around-the-edges lead gets drawn into...
'Harry Potter' offshoot packs a lot in, offers room to improve
It only takes one word to scare a fantasy film fan: “prequel”. Years of bitter experience has shown that, more often than not, prequels mean lazy storytelling, bloated run times, and the unmistakable feeling that making a buck was the first thing...
Dressing up familiar formula is a matter of smoke and mirrors.
Doctor Strange is the first Marvel movie named after the lead character’s real name. That is, in this film Benedict Cumberbatch starts out playing a regular, if very skilled, neurosurgeon named Stephen Strange; if it was named after his superhero...
Tim Burton's take on the magical teen genre finds him doing some of his best work in recent years.
It’s a little surprising that it’s taken Tim Burton this long to make a film like Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. For close to three decades now he’s been Hollywood’s go-to guy for a particular brand of flamboyant whimsy built around...
Game adaptation fails to spark on screen
A whole lot of things have to go seriously wrong for US$150 million to turn into a movie like Warcraft: The Beginning. To be fair to director Duncan Jones, who’s once-promising career (Moon, Source Code) has to have been seriously derailed by...